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About Save The Children
About Save the Children
Nine decades later, these fundamental rights continue to create the foundation for everything we do. At a time when women had only just won the right to vote, Eglantyne was a pioneer for child wellbeing and revolutionised the way we treat children.
In the same year Save the Children began in England, our first Australian branch opened in Melbourne to assist refugees affected by war in Europe. Over the next 50 years, state divisions and more Australian branches were established to assist children in Europe and the Middle East. Improving the health and education of children in Australia became a priority in 1951. Welfare centres and preschools for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Victoria were among our first Australian projects.
Becoming a global movement
With the generous support of more than 116,000 Australians, corporate partners, trusts and foundations, and local, state and federal Australian governments, Save the Children Australia supports some of the hardest-to-reach children and young people around the world.
In 2019 we supported 41 projects in 15 countries. In Australia we reached 33,674 children and adults in 199
communities. We are also a leading member of the Save the Children Association (registered in Geneva) – a group of 30 Save the Children organisations that share a global vision and strategy for improving the lives of children worldwide.
To take advantage of our global scale and ensure we are as efficient and effective as possible, the members of the Save the Children Association work through a single structure, Save the Children International (registered in London), when implementing projects internationally. This means Save the Children’s projects in Australia and the Pacific are implemented directly by us, while our international projects are implemented through Save the Children International and local Save the Children partners.